“St. Louis, you have a number you can call. We have help,” said Dr. Matifadza Hlatshwayo with the health department. “Give us time to grow, but there are resources in real time available now.”
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), mental health conditions and substance use disorders have increased globally by 13% in the last decade.
“Our community partners require transparency, so we increased the trust the citizens have for our government and for behavioral health,” said Dr. Julie Gary.
“We provided information and that framework for the city to move forward and address opioids and overdoses,” said Dr. Scott Tims.
Since its launch in October 2022, the Behavioral Health Bureau is ready to share its plans and resources with the City of St. Louis.
To learn more about the Behavioral Health plan, click here.